Module 1: Professional Accountability and Prescribing

Lesson 5

Steps to evidence-informed practice

Evidence-informed practice involves four incremental steps from specifying what research evidence is needed, verifying source, through locating it, appraising it for quality and credibility, and finally applying it in clinical practice.

The following steps are associated with finding evidence to inform practice:

  1. Define
  2. Search
  3. Verify credibility
  4. Appraise & Critique
  5. Synthesize & Implement

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